Average Quality Control Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Quality Control Analyst is $52,626.
MEDIAN $52,626
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$39k - $74k
$679 - $7k
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$206 - $10k
Total Pay
$34k - $72k

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Job Description for Quality Control Analyst

Quality Control Analyst Tasks
  • Work with large datasets to identify, assess, and correct inaccuracies.
  • File reports for failed materials and ensure accordance with procedural safety regulations.
  • Document results and compare against control groups.

Job Satisfaction for Quality Control Analyst

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Quality Control Analyst are from the companies Shire Pharmaceuticals, Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. where the average pay is $72,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Shire Pharmaceuticals, earning around $60,500 and $58,684, respectively. Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc. pays the lowest at around $49,851. Baxter International Inc and Takeda Pharmaceuticals also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,455 and $53,040, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Quality Control Analyst. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Quality Control Analyst
Quality Control (QC) Supervisor
Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
Quality Assurance (QA) Associate
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst

Skills in GMP Compliance and Quality Control (QC) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst

An entry-level Quality Control Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,429 based on 73 salaries. An early career Quality Control Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,579 based on 551 salaries. A mid-career Quality Control Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,558 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,158 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,512.
Employees with Quality Control Analyst in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.1% more) and New York, New York (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (3.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.7% less).

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